What is Montessori Middle School?

Early adolescence is a time of great change. There is tremendous physical, cognitive and emotional growth. The child takes on the formation of a personal identity, becoming an adult, and creating relationship patterns. Neurological changes are vast, and allow new ways of thinking and relating to the world to develop.

Our curriculum has been carefully designed with the adolescent in mind, involving individualized instruction and opportunities for students to develop their ideas and values in conjunction with current events, home life and community.
The MJDS Middle School takes a thematic, integrated approach to studies, with chunks of time dedicated to leadership opportunities, self-exploration, social and ecological projects, business internships and adventure trips.